New Zealand is in the south Pacific, southeast of Australia. It comprises North Island, South Island, Steward Island, Chatam Island and other minor Islands. New Zealand is one of the largest exporters of meat, wool, butter and cheese. Spectacular scenery has attracted many tourists. South Island is mountainous and scenic with glaciers. North Island is less rugged with volcanic activity. New Zealand practices constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet from, majority party.
AREA : 269,000 sq km
CAPITAL : Wellington
POPULATION : 3.67 Million
LANGUAGE : English (Official) and Maori
RELIGION : Protestant 50%
MAJOR CITIES : Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton
CURRENCY : One New Zealand dollar (NZ$) = 100 cents
Notes: 1,2,5,10,20,50 and 100 dollars
Can easily exchange the currency in or outside of the country.
International credit cards are widely accepted in department stores and local restaurants.
TRANSPORTATION: Taxi – metered taxis are available in major cities and most towns. Rates
vary between day and evening trips
Bus – coach travel is cheaper than air or rail. Schedule buses serve main urban areas.
Railway – Picton- Invercargill line runs down the entire east coast of the South Island.
Trains links Auckland, Wellington and Napier on the North Island.
COMMUNICATION: Local calls cost 20cents from public phones. Long distance calls from public
Phones to be places through the operator. International telephone, fax and
telex facilities are available at main post offices and major hotels.
Post office open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
ECONOMY : Major exports: Lamb, beef, wool, leather, dairy products,
processed food and Kiwi fruits.
Major Imports: Motor vehicles, machinery, oil and petroleum products and
Major trading Partners: Australia, Japan, UK and US.
BUSINESS HOURS: Government and most business offices open from
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
BANK : The major local banks include the Australia and new Zealand Bank ( ANZ),
Bank of New Zealand, National Bank of New Zealand.
Banking hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
HEALTH : Good hospitals and good medical facilities are available in major cities and town
throughout the country.
CLIMATE : New Zealand enjoys temperate, marine climate.
For update weather information please visit the website : http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp?locCode=AUCX
WEATHER : Summer……. December – February
Autumn…….. March – May
Winter …….. June – August
Spring ………September – November
Rainfall is moderate and even throughout the year in most areas.
TRAVELLER’S TIPS : Leisure time usually revolves around outdoor activities. New Zealand is not a place
for the accessive formality. Most of travelers are hiring car to drive around the
country, the most easy and convenience way to visit New Zealand.
FOODS : Seafood is plentiful when it’s season. Lamb, beef and fish are inexpensive.
There is a good selection of restaurants in large cities.
Asian food is common in most places.
WHAT TO WEAR : Casual clothing acceptable virtually everywhere.
Jacket or tie or evening dresses are recommended for special functions and dining.
Business people wear lightweight western-style suits in summer.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.
Take the travel insurance that meets your needs and understand its coverage
YOUR TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within New Zealand are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, flights schedule change, traffic condition etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
FOR THE VISA INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
Your passport or travel documents must be valid for at least 6 months.
FOR MORE TRAVELING INFORMATION ABOUT NEW ZEALAND PLEASE VISIT:
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
OUTBOUND TRAVEL ALERT ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
If you are traveling from Hongkong and would like to know more about the outbound
Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/
If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account,
you can use the ROTI which is free of charge. Or explore the website to register. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/outsidehk/roti.htm